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By Ibrahim Usman-Muhammad Mahmoud Turi, accussed government as responsible for the recent killing of a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria 

and the spate of killings across the land.

Turi made the accusation at a press conferece following killing brother Muhammad Ali by unknown gunmen in his Kano residence.

 He argued that, “It is obvious that government is an accomplice to the cold blood murder of our brother. This is because security of people’s lives and property is the responsibility of government, and when it cannot discharge this responsibility by way of protection or arresting the culprits, the government is of no use to the citizens”.

He wondered how unknown gunmen could break into people’s houses, kill them and walk away freely, while the government boasts of adequate security and spending huge amount of money on it. He pointed out that, citizens, irrespective of poitical or social staus, have equal right to protection of life and property.

Turi further disclosed that, before the tragic event, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under Sheikh Zakzaky had over the years been receiving threats to their lives as group and individuals from various quarters. According to him, two years ago a leaked security report had indicated a plan to launch onsalught on individual members of the Movement in their houses or while on transit, in the guise of armed robbery incident.

 

He said, part of the plan by government to crush the Islamic Movement, according to the security report, was to plan explosive devices during the Movement’s gatherings and make it look like terrorist activity. “So what happened to our brother we anticipated in the last two years”, he said.